childhood obesity

September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 22, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do Bad Genes Doom Me?

Dear Dr. Walt, I read your column and enjoy it, and you’re always harping on us readers to improve our health. But, my family has really poor […]
September 21, 2022

Nightly sleep duration associated with overweight and obesity among adolescents

Healio reported, “Adolescents who sleep fewer hours at night had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with those who slept for the guideline-recommended eight hours […]
September 20, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 7

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
September 19, 2022

Two studies, one finding: Keep walking to prolong life

The UPI reported that walking and physical activity can dramatically reduce the risk of premature death.
September 17, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named FINALIST in FIVE Page Turner Book Award Categories

The Page Turner Awards’ judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. My WWII book, At First Light , was nominated. So, what happened?
September 16, 2022

Breastfeeding beneficial for heart health of mom and baby

A statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) highlighted that breastfeeding provides many heart-healthy benefits for babies AND mothers.
April 18, 2008

Hopefully More States/Cities will Require Posting of Calories on Menus

  Health officials in New York City won a huge victory this week in the fight against the epidemic of childhood obesity. A federal judge upheld […]
May 28, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 28, 2008

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June 4, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 4, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines. If Dad is not involved in child care, can we blame the mom? Here’s one the […]
June 27, 2008

Half of Obese Kids Have Metabolic Syndrome

WebMD is reporting findings by University of Miami researchers showing that by age 12 to 14, half of obese children have metabolic syndrome, a group of […]
June 30, 2008

U.S. program targets obesity in tween girls

Reuters Health is reporting a new program developed by the U.S. government that is tackling the obesity epidemic by helping “tween” girls and their parents make […]
July 2, 2008

Exercise recommendations may not curb kids’ weight

Reuters Health is reporting on a UK study that suggests health experts generally recommend that children get at least one hour of moderate exercise each day. […]